How often do you take care of yourself? Focusing on your own health can make sure you are in the best position possible to manage your life and everything that entails.
Investing in your health may seem a dramatic statement to make. However, it is an investment you should be making every day.
Here are 5 easy ways you can start investing in your health this fall.
Exercise is vital. Our bodies are designed to move, and moving as much as possible can help you preserve your fitness and ensure you have a strong body for as long as possible.
Any movement is beneficial but aims for movement or exercise that, at the very least, raises your heartbeat slightly. If you are becoming short of breath or a little bit breathless, then you are investing in your heart health and doing the best for your body. Aim for around 3-5 days of moderate exercise per week.
Making sure you are up to date with all of your appointments with your physician, dentist, optician, and more can allow you to identify any health concerns quickly and make any changes you need to ensure optimal health. You can also discuss any concerns and arrange for any treatment you may require, such as clear braces for any corrective work for your mouth, new glasses for changing eyesight, or further tests for any health concerns you have.
As we get older, our bodies tolerate much less. Most notable, your recovery times from certain activities or indulgences will be longer, and your body processes differently in your 30s and 40s to what it did in your 20s, for example.
So cut down on all the things that you know are unhealthy, such as recreational drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, or burning the candles at both ends. Don’t put your body through the stress of recovering from these activities and cut them out as much as possible. Opt for coffee and a good book over beer and that crazy weekend party.
Stress is a silent killer, and failing to lower stress levels can take its toll physically and mentally. Have a look at the different things in your life that add to your stress levels and look at ways you can reduce your stress or manage it. If you are wondering how to combat it, start with prayer and a nice bath.
Taking time to unwind can help you manage your stress levels, as can exercise to help you burn off excess energy or clear your mind. Whatever works for you when you are stressed, add it to your routine as a dealbreaker.
As you get older, you will realize that water really is the superior drink. Even over coffee! Our bodies are made up of 60% water, and every single movement you do, including breathing, expels water. Dehydration is a common thing, and the chances are that you are already slightly dehydrated by the time you are thirsty. Hydrate with water regularly to keep your body working and allow it to do everything it needs to do.
If you are exercising or it is a hot day, you need to increase your water intake. As standard, we need around 8 glasses of water per day.